Forest Fire (35512 ha) in Australia 18 May 2022

Event summary

This forest fire is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1006175
Countries: Australia
Start Date - Last detection*: 18 May 2022 - 27 May 2022
Duration (days): 9
People affected: 0 in the burned area
Burned area: 35512 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)

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Impact Timeline

IDAlert colorGDACS ScorePopulation AffectedBurned Area (ha)Last UpdateSource
1 0.5 0 5050 20 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
2 0.5 0 5491 21 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
3 0.5 0 23097 22 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
4 0.5 0 24886 23 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
5 0.5 0 28228 24 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
6 0.5 0 31102 25 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
7 0.5 0 33019 26 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
8 0.5 0 34956 27 May 2022 03:00 GWIS
9 0.5 0 35512 28 May 2022 03:00 GWIS

Exposed population

The forest fire happened in Australia , State of Western Australia (population 1,655,588) .

Radius Population
10 km no people
5 km no people
2 km no people
1 km no people
Burned Area no people

Land Cover area Source
Protected Area 25272 ha WDPA

Affected Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Western Australia Australia 1.7 million people

Affected populated places

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Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Wyndham WYN 4 Civ. Unpaved Yes 5200 106 km
Gibb River GBV 509 Civ. Unpaved Yes 3000 112 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Wyndham AUWYN Coral Sea Islands 102 km

Dams

Nuclear plants

More information

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